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March 2015

DV wraps up construction paperwork

DINGMAN, PA — With a groundbreaking scheduled for this Friday, the Delaware Valley School District Board of Education on Thursday finished up approvals of the state’s paperwork for the long delayed Delaware Valley Elementary School project.

After years of controversy, the board approved project bids without discussion on March 19, some 10 years and two properties after DV took it on.  Read more

Three arrested in Liberty for drugs

Village of Liberty Police arrested three people on March 16th, 2015 after an investigation into a firearm being brandished from a a vehicle at two individuals on Main Street in the evening hours. Police investigation resulted in locating the vehicle involved a short time later on North Main Street. Subsequent investigation resulted in locating approximately 5 grams of cocaine packaged for sale and a small amount of marihuana inside the vehicle.  Read more

Letter slams former supervisor; Mamakating mine violates zoning

BLOOMINGBERG, NY — A letter from a law firm to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) accuses the former supervisor of the Town of Mamakating and a property owner in the town of violating zoning law in the establishment and operation of a sand and gravel mine.  Read more

Wayne decides lesser time is still a long time

HONESDALE, PA — After recognizing the county’s most senior employees last month, the Wayne County Commissioners decided that a lot of other senior employees also deserved recognition.  Read more

Shohola Township considers zoning changes

SHOHOLA, PA — Shohola Township officials opened up a conversation with residents regarding potential changes to the existing township zoning map in order to promote growth to the area. Supervisor George Fluhr opened the discussion at the regular March 12 township meeting.  Read more

NPS seeks public input

BUSHKILL, PA — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area wants your input so that park managers, partners and stakeholders can plan appropriately for the next century. The park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and the National Park Service (NPS) is celebrating its Centennial in 2016. A series of public listening sessions and focus group meetings are scheduled to solicit input from the public about visitor use in the park.  Read more

Sullivan AMBER Alert successful

MONTICELLO, NY — On March 17, a warrant was issued for Alfred Franklin Jr., 30, and Tina Esquilin, 27, by Sullivan County Family Court. The pair had missed a scheduled court appearance concerning four children that were in their custody. Esquilin is the mother of all four children; Franklin is the father of one child.

A court order was then issued by Sullivan County Family Court removing custody of the children from the suspects due to a history of child neglect, violent behavior and substance abuse.  Read more

Peifer, Major announce grants

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pike County Historical Society and the Wayne County Historical Society have each been awarded a $4,000 grant by the state’s Cultural and Historical Grant Program.  Read more

Newfoundland man sentenced for killing wife

HONESDALE, PA — A Newfoundland man has been sentenced to nine to 20 years in state prison for shooting and killing his wife. Bertrand Schroeder, 62, was also ordered to pay nearly $33,000 in restitution and a $300 fine. Bertrand had pleaded no contest to a count of voluntary manslaughter in January and also one count of cruelty to animals.  Read more

Casey introduces FRAC Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey has introduced legislation that would increase environmental protections related to hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Called the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act, the bill would repeal a provision in the 2005 Energy Act that exempted fracking from some provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and prevented U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating fracturing or requiring a federal permit.  Read more